Promex Explores Disruptive New Generation of Flexible Hybrid Electronics

“Electronics on Everything” may soon be more than just a promise with the advent of flexible hybrid electronics. FHE leverages the low cost of printed plastic film substrates and the performance of semiconductor devices to create a new category of electronics. What makes this technology so exciting is that it provides two unique factors traditional technology cannot: using additive processing to reduce manufacturing cost and enabling placement of devices on conformal, flexible or stretchable surfaces, also at low cost. There are exciting applications in just about every industry – medical, automotive, industrial, consumer. In fact, FHE may be the disruptive technology that boosts the number of IoT devices in 2020 from the current forecast of 30 billion to previous forecasts of more than a trillion. FHE was the focus of a recent unique event at Nextflex in San Jose organized by MEPTEC and sponsored by Promex and other industry firms.